Nostalgic motorsports tourism

To the editor:

The Minnesota Office of Tourism says that out-of-town money is good for our local economy. The New Ulm Cruise-In is a free come-and-go event that features an 8 p.m. street cruise every Saturday night at Burger King and Target.

The Cruise-In from 6-8 p.m. was created to relive the nostalgic 50s, 60s and 70s where families would cruise into our local drive-ins for something to eat, then go for a drive through town for something fun to do.

The New Ulm Cruise-In has already attracted cars, trucks and motorcycles from a 30-40 mile radius of New Ulm.

They spend money in our community. I know for a fact because they talk to me about it. They don’t have a sign on their forehead that says “I came to New Ulm for the Cruise-In.”

It is a free event open to the public. All are welcome. You can help keep it going by joining the New Ulm Cruise-In Association by calling Ron Baker at 354-6839 or stopping by the Cruise-In any Saturday night at Burger King between 6 and 8 p.m. May through September and talking to me in person. Please help keep this nostalgic event going. It’s good for the community of New Ulm.

A special thank you to Burger King and Target for the use of their parking lots. Also the members of the New Ulm Cruise-In Association and especially the cars, trucks and motorcycles from in and out of town that have made it a huge success so far.

You can watch the movie American Graffiti or come to the New Ulm Cruise-In. Please drive safely.

Ron Baker

New Ulm

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